Diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Thailand which were severed after the theft of a blue diamond are restored after 33 years.

Diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Thailand have been fully restored after nearly 33 years. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were severed in 1989 when a Thai citizen stole a famous  20 million "blue diamond" from a Saudi prince.

According to British news the resumption of diplomatic relations took place in the wake of the recent visit of Thai Prime Minister Priyut Chan to Saudi Arabia. The Thai Prime Minister also met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit & agreed to boost economic and trade ties between the two countries.

The story of the theft of the blue diamond and the story of several blind murders during the investigation is presented below.

In 1989, a series of murders and a diplomatic crisis erupted over the theft of precious jewels from a Saudi palace which lasted for almost three decades. Now in an extraordinary interview the person involved in this theft is telling his story.

Why Blue Diamond Important? 

The Saudi prince and his wife had been on vacation for three months &  thief knew this was the best time to do it.

Kryangkrai Techamong was taking a big risk. In Saudi Arabia theft may be punishable by amputation but Kryangkrai was no ordinary thief. His eyes were on the dozens of precious jewels and jewels that belonged to his owner Prince Faisal the eldest son of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

Being a scavenger, Kryngkrai was familiar with the secrets of Prince Faisal' palace and he knew that it was customary to leave three of the four vaults where Prince Faisal's jewels were kept without locking them. Was It was an opportunity that could not be missed. Crying rents were burdened with debt and it was a golden opportunity to get out of this restricted country where they could no longer live.

One evening they made an excuse to stay in the palace even after dark. They waited until the other crew members left. Then they sneaked into the prince's bedroom.

He picked up some jewels and glued them to his body with tape. They then packed their cleaning supplies, including the vacuum cleaner's bag, into the jewelry.

Blue diamond Nile lab

By the end of the operation, they had looted 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of goods, valued at about  20 million at the time. Saudi officials later said the stolen goods included several gold watches and several rubies.

That night Kryngkrai hid the loot in several places in the palace where he knew they could not be found. For the next month or so, they kept the jewelry hidden in the luggage they were sending home to Thailand.

By the time the theft was discovered Kryangkrai had fled to his native Thailand and his belongings had left a few days earlier. But the thief now had another challenge: to pass the stolen goods through Thai customs. All imported goods had to be checked at the time of entry into the country, but since they knew that the Thai authorities could never say no to bribery, Kryangkrai put the money in an envelope and wrote a note with it. Given In the note, he wrote that his luggage contained pornographic material and that he would not be searched.